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Posted - 06/09/2019 :  13:16:06  Show Profile  Visit Slople's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey :-)

winter is coming, so I'm thinking about what software to use next year. I do racing and XC with my paraglider and want to use the same setup everytime to better get used to it.

So, I tried LK8000 and have some questions. It would be awesome if even some of them could be answered:

1. is there any way to connect a Kobo to a Mac (OSX), run some flight sim (which) and use its NMEA-stream and get to know LK8000 better like this?
2. why does it show every file twice, once with ._ and once without?
3. if I added a waypoint as goal by accident, can I change that without removing it?
4. is there another way to connect to Mac/PC via USB apart from going to Nickel?
5. one more broad / general question: When racing a task, all calculations on when I can reach the next turnpoint are based on my expected L/D, current height and height of turnpoint. But what is the turnpoint-height? I mean: We here in Switzerland have turnpoints in terrains with really big elevation changes, so depending on where (X/Y) I reach a turnpoint, I need a totally different height. How is this generally handled? Is this calculation based only on the height given in the waypoints-file? If so, the calculation would be basically useless, or am I missing something?
6. What does the button „free flight“ do? Is it to switch to non-planned XC?
7. Does FAI-triangle-optimizer work also without a planned task?

Thank you so much!

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Posted - 06/09/2019 :  18:01:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1 : you can look around gpsfeed+ :
2 : explaned here :
3 : yes, by editing or clearing Task
4 : not without hacking kobo startup script
5 : altitude of "turnpoint center" is altitude defined int wypoint files, altitude of optimized point id calculated using terrain data
6 : se to force end of towing or winching in glider mode : useless for paragliders
7 : yes, of course ...
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Posted - 10/09/2019 :  08:12:14  Show Profile  Visit Slople's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you so much, Bruno!
I'll try it on some shorter flights now in fall. Still looking for the best settings to use it on a Kobo...
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